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Monday, November 12, 2018

11/12 - Post-show conversation with one of the most followed financial advisors on social media today...Winnie Sun! Winnie called in to our KUCI studios to chat with host Janeane Bernstein

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Winnie Sun is one of the most followed financial advisors on social media today. She's the Managing Director of Sun Group Wealth Partners, a trusted financial consulting firm on the West Coast. With more than 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, she is frequently featured as a “top advisor” speaker at national industry events, appears on CNBC’s Closing Bell and Fox Business News as a market commentator, is the host of TuneIn radio’s business show Renegade Millionaire. 

She has been selected as part of the 2015 Investment News' Twenty Women to Watch list for her ability to effect change in industry, willingness to share her experience and her ability to give back to the community. She is passionate about College Savings, Millennial investing trends, and Personal Finance. 

For a Complimentary Consult with Winnie and her team, please visit their website at www.sungroupwp.com. 

* Winnie Sun is a registered representative with, and securities offered through LPL Financial, member FINRA/SIPC. * Investment advice offered through Sun Group Wealth Partners, a registered investment advisor, and a separate entity from LPL Financial. * Third party posts found on this profile do not reflect the views of LPL Financial and have not been reviewed by LPL Financial as to accuracy or completeness.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

TODAY 11/12 at 9:00am pst on KUCI 88.9fm - Janeane spoke with Susan Bennett! You may not know Susan Bennett, but you definitely know her voice! Susan is a voice actor and singer whose voice has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV commercials, GPS and phone systems...and you know her best as the original voice of Siri!

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Susan is a voice actor and singer whose voice has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV commercials for such clients as McDonald’s, Macy’s, Goodyear, Papa John’s, Fisher Price, and more. She is the voice of Delta Airlines gates worldwide, as well as hundreds of GPS and phone systems, but you probably know her best as the original voice of Siri. 

Susan has appeared on nationally televised programs The Mariah Carey Merriest Christmas Special, The Queen Latifah Show, CNN, Showbiz Tonight, The Jack & Triumph Show, the new To Tell the Truth, and she read the Top Ten list for David Letterman!

Susan was born in Burlington, Vermont, and spent her youth in New England. She was always interested in music and acting, which she pursued during her four years at Brown University, singing in theater productions, and in the jazz band, “Conglomerate.” Susan was the leader of the singing group, The Chattertocks, as well. 

After graduation, she married NHL hockey player, Curt Bennett, and moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where Curt played for The Atlanta Flames, and Susan began her voiceover and singing career. Susan toured with Burt Bacharach as a backup singer, and later toured and traveled the world with Roy Orbison, also singing backup vocals, with a featured duet. She sang jingles as well for such clients as Coca Cola, Georgia Power, Kroger, and Krystal restaurants. It was after a jingle session that Susan was asked to voice a commercial when the scheduled voice actor didn’t show up. She discovered that voiceover was something she did well and enjoyed, so she took voice coaching, got an agent, and started on a career that is still going strong!

Susan continues to live and work in Atlanta, Georgia, along with second husband guitarist and audio engineer, Rick Hinkle, of Audiocam Music. Susan and Rick had a private event band called “Interactive!” for more than two decades, and they still continue to work together in their 60’s and 70’s rock and soul band, “Boomers Gone Wild!”

Susan has one child, son Cameron Schuyler Bennett, who lives in Los Angeles. He is a photographer (www.cambennett.com), and also works with social media company, Fanbase.

Check out Susan’s website at www.SusanCBennett.com

Follow her on:
Twitter @SiriouslySusan
Instagram @ SiriouslySusan
Check her out on Facebook Fan Page, Susan Bennett-voice of Siri.

11/12 - Post- show conversation with Cevin Soling, president of Spectacle Films and Xemu Records

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Cevin Soling, president of Spectacle Films and Xemu Records, works as writer, director, producer, artist, and academic.

Soling directed and produced, THE WAR ON KIDS, winner of the best educational documentary award at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival. The film demonstrates how American public schools have become modeled after prisons in response to fear and a burgeoning intolerance of youth. The film ran at the Quad Cinema in New York City and screened at Harvard University as well as other major universities. It has received accolades from The New York Times, Variety, and The Huffington Post. Soling was a guest on numerous radio shows including The Lionel Show on Air America, The Joey Reynolds Show on WOR, and The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC. In addition, the film was featured on national television along with an interview on The Dr. Nancy Show on MSNBC as well as on RT Television, and Soling was the featured guest on The Colbert Report. The film has been broadcast internationally on The Sundance Channel and aired domestically on The Documentary Channel.

Soling also produced and directed IKLAND, a film about a tribe in Northern Uganda that had been described as the most despicable people on the planet by the anthropologist who studied them over forty years ago. IKLAND won the award for Best Documentary content at the Boston International Film Festival and was released theatrically in June of 2012 where it received enthusiastic reviews from The New York Times, Discovery Magazine, and from several syndicated critics.

Soling wrote, directed, and produced the feature film, THE WAR ON THE WAR ON DRUGS, winner of the best experimental feature film award at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival, the Stoney Award for best documentary from High Times, as well as the “Clear Creek” Honorable Mention Award at the Winslow International Film Festival.

The New York Times proclaimed in a rave review that THE WAR ON THE WAR ON DRUGS "...a lively and well-executed satire that sweetens its occasional truths with rebellious humor..." The film was acquired for DVD distribution worldwide through Time Warner by The Disinformation Company.

Soling also executive produced the independent feature RELAX, IT'S JUST SEX, starring Jennifer Tilly, Lori Petty and Cynda Williams, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was seen on HBO and Showtime.

As a writer, Soling penned the animated short film, BORIS THE DOG, which won the “Premio Nuovo” award at the Williamsburg Brooklyn Film Festival and was part of Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival. The film aired as part of MTV's CARTOON SUSHI as well as on the BBC in England, where it was accompanied by an interview with Soling. His short films CAPTAIN STICKMAN and DESTRUCTION, which Soling wrote and directed, were official selections at 2006 Chicago Indiefest.

Soling created and writes the animated series THE BILL JOHNSON SHOW, also featured in Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival and in video compilation, “Caught in the Act,” released by Shout Factory. He has written a series of ten illustrated books under the heading of The Rumpleville Chronicles. The first three titles of the ten book series, The Jolly Elf, The Disciples of Trotsky, and The Bomb that Followed Me Home were released through Monk Media. Prominent publishing industry reviewer, ForeWord Magazine described the books as such: “These quick bursts of cracked brilliance, these splintered bedtime stories for grown folks, have the power to make readers laugh, and then think, then scoff at the futility of thinking.” His latest book, Tiffany Brittany Brook was picked up for representation by Langtons International Agency. His poetry earned him the title, Pharaoh of Fluff at the 2009 Fluff celebration in Somerville, MA. He wrote programming code and was published in the computer journal On Three magazine. He is also the author of The Student’s Resistance Handbook. Media attention to the book included a featured guest appearance on The Kennedy Show on Fox Business.

Soling has articles published in The Atlantic, Forbes, Wired, The Daily Beast, Science 2.0, Healthy Living, Mind/Shift, Disinformation, Education News, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

In the documentary arena, Soling is produced and executive produced the hour-long documentary about trepanation, A HOLE IN THE HEAD, which won the Best Documentary Award at both the Atlantic City Film Festival and at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. A HOLE IN THE HEAD was broadcast on Discovery and The Learning Channel and is available on video through Beatnik Home Video. Soling also executive produced the documentary on auto-urine therapy, URINE: GOOD HEALTH, also available on Beatnik Home Video. 

Soling has just completed work on MR. CEVIN AND THE CARGO CULT – a documentary about a cargo cult in Vanuatu that worships America. A documentary on Gilligan’s Island as a reflection of the political and social climate of the early 60’s, entitled THE GILLIGAN MANIFESTO, is being released in November 2018; and, a film about the staging of a Swan Lake ballet performance featuring actual llamas in the roles of the swans and a jug band performing the Tchaikovsky score, is in production. A preview of this project aired on PBS in Indiana, where the documentary will be shot. 

He has also in production on THE SUMMER OF HATE – a documentary on the Beatles’ controversial statements that led to bonfires, boycotts, and death threats against the band during their tour of the South in 1966. The film addresses the Beatles’ little known contributions to the Civil Rights movement and how the backlash against the band was inspired, in part, for their aggressive stance against racism in America.

In addition to his film work, Soling has been active in the music industry via his record company, Xemu Records. He was the songwriter, guitarist, and lead singer for THE NEANDERTHAL SPONGECAKE. Their CD, THE SIDE EFFECTS OF NAPALM, received considerable airplay across the U.S including major stations such as WLIR and WXRK (K-ROCK) in New York City. The song, Tastes Like Chicken was featured on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento Show. Another song from the album, Buffalo, was the closing theme song for the A&E TV series Confessions of a Matchmaker. He currently writes and performs with THE LOVE KILLS THEORY – a band inspired by the Situationist philosophical movement and as well as bio-genetic studies on the evolution of despair. Their debut CD, Happy Suicide, Jim!, was released in January of 2007 and charted on CMJ’s top 200 and was played in rotation on over 70 commercial radio stations.

Soling has also served as producer for Jackie Chan, Ani DiFranco, Don Ho, The Smile Zone, and The Neanderthal Spongecake. He conceived, created, and executive produced the album WHEN PIGS FLY, a compilation of major artists performing covers of popular songs one would never imagine them performing. Among the artists featured were Devo, The Fixx, The Box Tops, Roy Clark, Jackie Chan, Lesley Gore, The Oak Ridge Boys, Herman’s Hermits, and Ani DiFranco. In addition, Soling conceived of and initiated the establishment of The Hard Rock CafĂ© as a live performance venue by touring Xemu artist, Scary Chicken, through the chain.

As academic, Soling has Masters degrees from Harvard University in Education Policy and Management and also in English. His thesis, “The Will to Transcendence,” won the award for Outstanding Thesis in the Humanities. At Harvard, he had been employed as a teaching assistant, research advisor, and faculty aid. His scholarly paper, “The Gilligan Manifesto” was published in Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture and he worked as a reviewer for the Review of Educational Research. Soling has delivered lectures at Harvard, Yale, Tufts, Boston University, Chicago Institute of Technology, Northeastern, University of Connecticut, University of Rochester, and other schools. He also presented a TEDx Talk at SUNY Binghamton on “The Truthiness of School.”

Outside of entertainment, Soling received security clearances and an employment offer pending an appropriate assignment in the U.S. Foreign Service. Soling is a member of the high IQ society Mensa.

Monday, November 5, 2018

11/5/18 LISTEN to today's post show conversation with Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, a University Distinguished Professor of psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital in psychiatry and radiology.

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Lisa Feldman Barrett, PhD, is a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University, with appointments at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to the book How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, Dr. Barrett has published over 200 peer-reviewed, scientific papers appearing in Science, Nature Neuroscience, and other top journals in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, as well as six academic volumes published by Guilford Press. She has also given a popular TED talk.

Dr. Barrett received a National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award for her revolutionary research on emotion in the brain. These highly competitive, multimillion dollar awards are given to scientists of exceptional creativity who are expected to transform biomedical and behavioral research.

Among her many accomplishments, Dr. Barrett has testified before Congress, presented her research to the FBI, consulted to the National Cancer Institute, appeared on Through The Wormhole with Morgan Freeman and The Today Show with Maria Shriver, and been a featured guest on public television and worldwide radio programs. She is also an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the Royal Society of Canada.

A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, the legal system, and our understanding of the human mind

Emotions feel automatic, like uncontrollable reactions to things we think and experience. Scientists have long supported this assumption by claiming that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. Today, however, the science of emotion is in the midst of a revolution on par with the discovery of relativity in physics and natural selection in biology--and this paradigm shift has far-reaching implications for us all.

Leading the charge is psychologist and neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, whose theory of emotion is driving a deeper understanding of the mind and brain, and shedding new light on what it means to be human. Her research overturns the widely held belief that emotions are housed in different parts of the brain and are universally expressed and recognized. Instead, she has shown that emotion is constructed in the moment, by core systems that interact across the whole brain, aided by a lifetime of learning. This new theory means that you play a much greater role in your emotional life than you ever thought. Its repercussions are already shaking the foundations not only of psychology but also of medicine, the legal system, child-rearing, meditation, and even airport security.

Why do emotions feel automatic? Does rational thought really control emotion? How does emotion affect disease? How can you make your children more emotionally intelligent? How Emotions Are Made answers these questions and many more, revealing the latest research and intriguing practical applications of the new science of emotion, mind, and brain.

Watch Dr. Barrett's TED Talk!

11/5/18 - LISTEN to today's post-show conversation with Jessica Pohly of Damaged Furniture and The Groundlings!

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Jessica Pohly (Gina) Jessica is thrilled to part of the amazing cast in DAMAGED FURNITURE. You can catch her every Sunday at The Groundlings Theater where she performs as a member of The Sunday Company...or if this was your one night out catch her from your couch in Netflix’s PEE WEE’S BIG HOLIDAY and Amazon’s second season of GOLIATH currently in release.

Here are some clips of Jessica in Damaged Furniture:

Scene: Mom and Daughter fight, part 1

Irene (Peggy Maltby Etra) confronts her therapist daughter, Gina (Jessica Pohly).
Watch Clip!

The Coffee Scene

Doug (Alex Skuby) and his sister, Gina (Jessica Pohly) get into an argument about stealing coffee from a hotel room that leads to comedic disaster.

11/5/18 @9:15am pst - With over 2 million books in print, Marie Lu is a rock star of literature with a HUGE following!

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Prior to the release of the Legend series, Lu worked in the gaming industry and often draws upon that experience to create magnificent and rich worlds that draw in readers—men, women, adults and teens alike! Marie Lu emigrated to the US from China at 5, spoke no English and to learn her mother would make her take the new words she learned every week and write a story using them...now Lu often receives hundreds of fans who wait hours to meet her on tour!

All of the books in her debut Legend series are New York Times bestsellers, with rave reviews from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, US Weekly, as well as multiple starred reviews. The Young Elites debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list and in a highly-publicized deal, FOX and Temple Hill Entertainment have acquired the film rights to the series.

An Instant New York Times Bestseller!

Return to the immersive, action-packed world of Warcross in this thrilling sequel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu

Emika Chen barely made it out of the Warcross Championships alive. Now that she knows the truth behind Hideo's new NeuroLink algorithm, she can no longer trust the one person she's always looked up to, who she once thought was on her side.

Determined to put a stop to Hideo's grim plans, Emika and the Phoenix Riders band together, only to find a new threat lurking on the neon-lit streets of Tokyo. Someone's put a bounty on Emika's head, and her sole chance for survival lies with Zero and the Blackcoats, his ruthless crew. But Emika soon learns that Zero isn't all that he seems--and his protection comes at a price.

Caught in a web of betrayal, with the future of free will at risk, just how far will Emika go to take down the man she loves?

In this explosive sequel to the New York Times bestselling Warcross, Marie Lu delivers an addictive finale that will hold you captive till the very last page.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

11/5/18 at 9:45am pst - Director Joseph Culp joined host Janeane to talk about his latest film, Welcome to the Men's Group

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WELCOME TO THE MEN’S GROUP which features an incredible ensemble cast including Stephen Tobolowsky (The Goldbergs, Groundhog Day, Memento) and Golden Globe Nominee Timothy Bottoms, releasing November 9 on digital.


Joseph Culp and Scott Ben-Yashar bring you a film that explores what happens in a men’s group when people are no longer willing to hide behind social conventions. Welcome to the Men’s Group is a comedy-drama that explores real-life issues that affect everyone (not just men). The modern male is under pressure like never before, and WTTMG explores how men deal, or don’t deal, with these issues, and how it effects their lives and families.

WATCH the trailer

This film takes us inside the intimate dynamic of an all-male support group (read character outlines) when they gather one morning for a ritual breakfast and their unique form of male bonding—One Sunday a month, these eight men refrain from beer and football to sit in a circle where they share their personal issues, in the noble hope of becoming a bit more evolved than their fathers.

On this day, things do not go as planned when one member appears headed for a breakdown, and long-standing conflict and secrets threaten to destroy the trust between the men.

Welcome to the Men’s Group is an emotional roller-coaster through the often-bumpy inner terrain of the male psyche, as we hear the men open about their lives, sharing truth, telling lies, and revealing secrets they dare not discuss in their lives.

The film is largely inspired by the phenomenon of the "Men's Movement" of the past 30 years that was championed by writers like the poet Robert Bly and his bestselling book "Iron John" which explored the need for men to reconnect to their authenticity through storytelling, myth and ritualized gathering. The film shows the major shift in men's consciousness and the changing attitudes towards traditional models of masculinity that are evolving every day.

It is a challenging look at “male vulnerability”. It also uses humor and irreverence to celebrate the zaniness and absurdity of men – “Irreverence is the doorway to the sacred.” Ultimately the film shows a group of flawed men in a noble, painful and outrageously funny struggle to find their authenticity and a sense of community, and invites us, both men and women, to do the same.


An acclaimed all-star cast, including The Goldberg’s Stephen Tobolowsky and Golden Globe Nominee Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show), star in Welcome to the Men’s Group – open to all from November 9.

One Sunday a month, eight men refrain from beer and football to sit in a circle where they share their personal issues, in the noble hope of becoming a bit more evolved than their fathers.

On this day, things do not go as planned when one member appears headed for a breakdown, and long-standing conflict and secrets threaten to destroy the trust between the men.

Phil Abrams (“Parenthood”), Mackenzie Astin (“Homeland”), David Clennon (Gone Girl), Joseph Culp (Apollo 13) and Ali Saam (Argo) also star.

largely inspired by the phenomenon of the "Men's Movement" of the past 30 years, Welcome to the Men’s Group hails from director Joseph Culp and co-writer Scott Ben-Yashar.

Welcome to the Men’s Group is available on VOD from November 9 from Leomark Studios.


11/5/18 - 9:30am pst - In Wounds of War, Award-winning journalist Suzanne Gordon, gives voice to veterans and VA Caregivers

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Suzanne is an award-winning journalist and author who has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Washington Monthly, The American Prospect and The Globe and Mail among others. She is the co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Health Care Work series at Cornell University Press, author, co-author or editor of 19 books, and Assistant Adjunct Professor at the UCSF School of Nursing and an Affiliated scholar with the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine’s Wilson Centre.She is the Senior Policy Fellow at the Veterans’ Health Care Policy Institute. She received the Disabled American Veterans Special Recognition Award for her writing on Veterans’ healthcare (2017).

Suzanne will speak about:

Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans have returned home with PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain and other injuries that put them at high risk for substance abuse and suicide.

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provides innovative, wholistic, and high quality care, at lower cost, because it functions as the only integrated health care system in the United States.

Federally-funded veterans’ health care is now being restructured so that billions of taxpayer dollars will flow to private doctors and for-profit hospitals with little experience treating veterans.

The VHA actually delivers care that is equal to and often superior to that received by Americans relying on private insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid coverage.

Why advocates of a single-payer or “Medicare for All” system in the U.S. should help veterans and their caregivers fight VHA privatization.

Suzanne’s website - https://suzannecgordon.com/

11/5/18 - Professional voice actor, Jessica Trinidad, joined Janeane at 9:00am pst!

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About Jessica Trinidad

Jessica is a national and international professional voice actor she was born in Washington state, she is the daughter of Mexican immigrants who moved back to Michoacán, Mexico by the time she was just three years old. After returning to the United States at the age of thirteen, she lived in Los Angeles. Jessica is well traveled, and has brought with her a very diverse, culture-rich background to Iowa since the time she was eighteen.

Jessica decided to develop her career in voiceover work, breaking into the industry in 2009. Over the years, she has matured into a professional voiceover actor that has voiced for household names such as McDonalds, Wells Fargo, Johnson and Johnson, in conjunction with many other national and local brands.